I'm on my way down to Phoenix's Falcon Park, where one of the largest anti-Arpaio marches in history is now gathering, but I would be remiss if I didn't post a short note about the fundraiser at Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox's El Portal restaurant last night, where around $8,000 was raised for Sal Reza's financially-imperiled Macehualli Day Labor Center.
The event's honored guests will be leading the march today: Linda Ronstadt, Little Joe of Little Joe y La Familia, and Zack de la Rocha of One Day as a Lion. They gave a little press conference before going into Wilcox's restaurant for a $100 a head dinner there. You can see them yourselves for free by getting yourself down to 3420 West Roosevelt Street, next to Carl Hayden High School. The march should begin around 10 a.m. and will proceed to Joe's gulag center down at 35th Avenue and Durango. You can catch all the pertinent details, here.
The plan is to encircle the jails, then end with a concert by Little Joe. Folks are hoping Ronstadt and Zack may join in.
As for the presser last night, Little Joe had the sound bite du jour:
"I know [Arpaio] claims he's the toughest sheriff in the United States. Well, Mr. Tough Sheriff, I'd like to see you come to Laredo or Juarez and see how tough you can be there...They'd take care of you quite quick there."
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